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03-13-2015, 01:00 AM - 4 Likes   #1
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Article on the P67II

There is an interesting article from Popular Photography available from `99 about the ‘new‘ P67II. Nice to read.

https://books.google.dk/books?id=vycjsc5OjtwC&pg=PA32&dq=Pentax+6x7&hl=da&sa...x%206x7&f=true

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QuoteOriginally posted by jt_cph_dk Quote
There is an interesting article from Popular Photography available from `99 about the ‘new‘ P67II. Nice to read.

https://books.google.dk/books?id=vycjsc5OjtwC&pg=PA32&dq=Pentax+6x7&hl=da&sa...x%206x7&f=true
Thanks for sharing. It's really nice to read about the impact old cameras had when they were launched. Also, it makes up for a good comparison between how reviews used to be written and how they are wrote nowadays.

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Thanks for sharing. It's really nice to read about the impact old cameras had when they were launched. Also, it makes up for a good comparison between how reviews used to written and how they are wrote nowadays.
Yes, and it´s incredibly still a valid question (in the header)—fifteen years on and in mid-digital-revolution, this wonderful machine defies the times, Im on a daily basis asking myself this question, exploring it. This is an article on how Pentax after thirty years running the 6X7/67 SLR finally comes out with an upgrade. These days, there are half yearly minor upgrades presented to the world as small miracles, technical inventions bl.a bl.a. The 67 system still delivers. And the SLR balance of the 70-80s between automation and personal choice is great still. Makes good sense. The 67II should have been developed before, mid 80s. The used markets can deliver in abundance the best lenses, that arguably where ever made for MF (and actually 35mm as well, up there with Zeiss). The format still delivers a quality beyond any DSLR, even the diminished digital MF, that are in reality not this format, but just healthy FFs. And yeah, it is a nice and thorough article. The way it should be.

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Nice article. Thanks for the post. I still have and shoot my 67 still after all these many years. And the way I have my 67 configured, it is indeed a completely different photography experience shooting it vs my digital cameras and one I still enjoy.

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We could have seen a 2005 ‘new‘ 67II AE Pentaprism with a spotmeter of 1 degrees instead of the 1998 5 degrees, if the times were into improvements of already great tools, but hey, perhaps (Ricoh) Pentax will re-launche a film MF `67 in 2030 with some upgrades? We´ll see. After all, they have that Samurai spirit in Japan, a tradition and a habit for sharpening their tools.

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Great article, thanks for posting!

The 67ii is indeed an impressive camera.

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This camera can get the job done, whether it is advanced amateur work or professional. If one has the talent, this camera is not a limitation.

The lens tests show what most have suspected; the recent designs are really good. Used my 55-100 today.
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The lens tests show what most have suspected; the recent designs are really good. Used my 55-100 today.
... here is an actual test-chart of the SMC 67 55-100 zoom, (which I found here: Mamiya 645 lens on D2Hs , D2Xs ?: Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review) that is quite impressive: http://www.lepingzha.com/photos/457435254_Tp8TQ-O.jpg (click in the image to zoom into the full resolution—I wan´t to make a test-chart like that)

Note: Sorry, this the 5.6/90-180 67 zoom—I don´t know why I got it mixed up, none the less interesting enough.


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the incredible thing for me remains that this old P67ii is still one of the holy grail of Film body.

... geez, i really want one
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